Marie Teresa Rychart was born on March 18, 1920 in Starkweather, ND. She was the daughter of Leo and Tracy (Hulst) Rychart. Marie did most of her growing up on a farm near East Grand Forks. She was united in marriage to Raymond Pribula on June 18, 1940 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN. Together they made their home north of East Grand Forks, raised five children and farmed for many years.
Marie was a gentle, caring woman, whom always made the best of what life brought and accepted the world just as it was. Not only was she a gifted seamstress, she was a kind and pleasant person who enjoyed her time with others; especially family. Family gatherings were a constant, and Marie was always willing to go and do. Whether it was piling into the car with her family to spend time with relatives, planting a garden, making jam, sewing nighties, caring for little ones or making Sunday family breakfasts, Marie welcomed life and all it brought with it. Her love and care made all the difference in the world to her children. Marie is now at peace and danced in heaven with her husband, Ray, on their 70th anniversary.
Marie is survived by her five children, Donna (Terry) Greenwood, Jim (Jane) Pribula, Fred Pribula, Jerry (Patrice) Pribula of East Grand Forks, MN, and Kathy (Blake) Carlson of Crookston, MN, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one sister, Nell Christensen of Fortuna, CA.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond on July 2, 2004 and four brothers, Emil, Paul, Raymond, and John Rychart.
Memorials are preferred to the Raymond & Marie Pribula Scholarship Fund, at the Sacred Heart Catholic School, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN
Funeral Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a 7 pm Prayer Service on Monday, June 21, 2010 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery-East Grand Forks, MN.
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota